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My Take On The Lawrence Taylor Rape Charge

4 SEP 1992:  NEW YORK GIANTS LINEBACKER LAWRENCE TAYLOR RELAXES BEFORE THEIR 13-10 WIN OVER THE LOS ANGELES RAIDERS AT THE LOS ANGELESCOLISEUM IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. Mandatory Credit: Ken Levine/ALLSPORT
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Matt WagnerCorrespondent IIMay 7, 2010

Lawrence Taylor, the former New York Giants linebacker, has been arrested and charged with 3rd degree rape for allegedly having sex with a 16 year old runaway girl.

It is official. LT has hit a extreme new low.

But no mercy whatsoever should be given to Taylor at all. He has allegedly committed one of the sickest crimes possible. And not only did he rape somebody, he supposedly raped a 16 year old.

He has now joined the likes of O.J. Simpson as two of the most infamous players in the history of the sport. He didn't kill his wife (Simpson was accused but is 99.99% guilty) or commit an armed robbery, (O.J. was convicted) but if you compare the crimes, LT's alleged crime is on the same realm.

If you think about it, even though he did not take a life, Taylor's crime will most likely propel the girl into years of counseling and maybe even voluntary isolation. 

His crime will affect this victim for the rest of her life so in my mind, that is as sick as O.J. Simpson killing his wife.

Welcome to the new Lawrence Julius Taylor: An accused child rapist. 

 

NOTES: O.J. Simpson was sentenced to 9 to 33 years in prison for armed robbery.

 

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